Judging and Scoring

Areas of Application

Entries can be submitted in all application areas including but not limited to:

  • Energy Applications
  • Aerospace
  • Emerging Technologies (virtual, and augmented reality, haptics)
  • Automotive
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing Technologies (including Additive Manufacturing)
  • Bioengineering
  • Materials by Design
  • Services Development
  • Process interoperability etc.

Categories of Application

Entries can belong to all three categories:

  • Open Software
  • Commercial Software
  • Custom-Developed Software.

Each design must address a technical, economic, or environmental aspect of engineering or other basic engineering theme. The simulation team/individual's total score is based on the ingenuity of the design simulation, research and development process as presented, the value and potential impact of the simulation, and the ability to communicate or demonstrate the features and value of the design simulation.

The top 12 entries (as chosen by a panel of judges) will be invited to present their simulations and/or simulation environments to a panel of judges in August 2016 at the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, where the winners will be announced.


Judging and Scoring Criteria

Judging Criteria:

Impact (Context and Relevance) 20%

  • What is the value proposition for the proposed simulation/simulation-environment?
  • Does the proposed simulation/simulation-environment address a real and specific design need?
  • Does the proposed simulation/simulation-environment address a specific challenge or serve a wide base of end users?
  • What impact will the new simulation/simulation-environment have (social, environmental, economic, etc.)?
  • Does the simulation/simulation-environment provide a competitive advantage over existing approaches?

Innovation and Creativity 40%

  • Is there any novel approach to the subject or problem that inspired this simulation/simulation-environment?
  • Is the work independent and original? Is there evidence of creativity in both form and function?
  • Does the simulation/simulation-environment leverage the unique capabilities of contemporary and emerging technologies?

Efficiency and Feasibility 20%

  • How practical is this simulation/simulation-environment in view of contemporary engineering standards/practices, taking into consideration the current state of the art in modeling and simulation?
  • Are factors influencing the simulation/simulation-environment adequately considered (Breadth, efficiency, usability, deployability, user community reach)?
  • Are the simulation/simulation-environment alternatives evaluated with realistically?

Communication and Presentation 20%

  • Is the project objective clearly identified?
  • Is there sufficient background information provided to introduce the audience to the design?
  • Does the student/team effectively convey the context of his/her simulation/simulation-environment to audience?
  • Does the student/team engage with audience with sufficient knowledge, confidence and clarity?
  • Does student/team interaction enhance the presentation of the project? How effective are the visual aids (if any)?

Design submissions will be judged based on a scoring ratio of 80% for simulation assessment, and 20% for Presentation.

In the event of a tie, the student/team whose submission received the highest combined score for Innovation and Feasibility as determined by the qualified judges will be deemed the Finalist.

ASME reserves the right to select fewer than twelve (12) Finalists, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.

The finalists will be announced on http://go.asme.org/IDSC by June 1, 2016

The Innovative Design Simulation Challenge finalists will be provided travel subsidy to compete at the August 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) in Charlotte, NC, USA. ASME's International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) is organized by the Design Engineering Division and the Computers and Information Engineering Division. The conference is typically held in August of every year.